Theatre Scholarships


Theatre Program onstage during a recent tour at Broadway's THE BOOK OF MORMON

$2000.00 renewable awards are available

Incoming freshman accepted to Marist College may apply for a theatre scholarship. All students must complete the application requirements to be eligible for a scholarship award. Several renewable scholarships are available each year.

There are two ways to apply (choose only one--both options receive equal consideration):

Option 1. Email an electronic audition file after receiving an acceptance letter to Marist for all applicants, due by April 9. Send links to, or for Google drive:

Audition: One (1) one-minute contemporary dramatic or comedic monologue, and One (1) one-minute Shakespearean monologue or One (1) one-minute (32 bars) Broadway song 

Option 2. Submit via email a 1000 essay. Your essay should describe how the study of theatre will teach you specific skills that may be applied to a variety of career paths, as well as how your involvement will enrich the theatre community at Marist. Due April 9, send to

Additional Requirement for all Theatre Scholarship Applicants:

 All: One (1) recommendation letter form a high school drama director or teacher and completed Theatre Scholarship Application      Form (click here for application form). You may send the rec lettter directly with your audition or essay, it does not have to be confidential.

Students interested in technical theatre or theatre management should choose the essay option for aplication, and we will contact you if we require any additional information.   

Students on Theatre Scholarship must meet the following requirements for maintaining scholarship renewal:

  • Students will declare either an English major with a Theatre Concentration OR a Theatre Minor (your choice).
  • Students will audition for one-two productions per academic year, as assigned by the Program Director. If not cast after two auditions, student will be assigned a technical/administrative position.
  • While in rehearsal, students will not have any commitments or evening classes that conflict with routine rehearsal hours of 6:30-10:00 M-F and 10-4 weekends (for approximately six weeks).
  • Students will maintain full-time enrollment  and a 2.85 cumulative G.P.A.
  • Quality counts, scholarship may not be renewed as a result of poor performance or poor attendance.

(click here for complete Scholarship requirements)

For more information on the Theatre Program, please contact:
Prof. Matt Andrews
Director of the Marist Theatre Program
Marist College Poughkeepsie, NY 12601
845-575-3000 ext. 7507